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Install Nexus S 4G Swype on any rooted Android

Swype is an input method for touchscreens that allows users to enter words by sliding a finger or stylus from letter to letter, lifting only between words.

A week ago, Nexus S 4G received a new version of Swype, that improved capitalization of proper nouns, spruced up the UI, and introduced shortcut gestures. Although this new version of Swype wasn’t available for the rest of us, thanks to AproSamurai from xda-developers, now we all can install it if we have a routed phone. You can watch the video below to see if you like it:

Requirements:

  • File system Explorer-Root Explorer or whatever else that can access root and change permissions.
  • Terminal Emulator

If you have Swype already installed it’d be best to remove all traces of it by going into System/Apps and deleting Swype.apk and into System/Lib and removing libswypecore.so(Some similar name) and then rebooting your phone.
After reboot you’d want to direct your browser to this link and download the zip file containing the corresponding files for the NS4G Swype and extract them anywhere within your phone. It doesn’t matter because you’re about to move them either way

Installation:

Move Swype.apk to System/App and change the permissions to 644

USER: Read Write
GROUP: Read
OTHER: Read

 

Move libswypecore.3.25.91.30637.so to System/Lib and change the
 permissions to 644

USER: Read Write
GROUP: Read
OTHER: Read

Now back out of your file manager or check to see if the permission changes stuck. It should read rw-r–r– on both.

Open up Terminal Emulator and enter:

Su
Sync
Reboot

And once you reboot you now will have the Nexus S 4G Swype

Source: XDA Developers

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